Our County Correspondents
we are always hoping to get more new people involved. The 50/50 was won by the members of our organizing team, Betty McDonell, Colette Sauvé and Juliette Robertson. (Well, they have to get paid in some fashion or another.) And the door prizes went out to Monique Gagnon, Lucille Massie and a newcomer, Francis Boivin. Our next Diner's will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, with roast pork on the menu.
The Poker Run is back again, bringing another day filled with fun, friends and food! Details of The Poker Run will be found in
however, a good source informed me that the trails are in good shape and if you don't have a snowmobile, you can do the run with your car. The Poker Run will take place this Saturday, Jan. 21. Again, details will be found in
Manon Séguin celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Congratulations, Manon and we wish you many, many more to come.
A special invitation goes out for everyone to come to the StMartin-de-Tours Church Jan. 28, to view a film on The Powers of Prayer. The French version will be shown from 1-3 p.m. The English version will be shown from 3-5 p.m. This movie is all about helping family and friends to better communicate amongst themselves.
And in closing my friends, please remember that there is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind and good health. May God bless you and keep you.
Cribbage Jan. 9; 1. Lucien Faubert, Darrell Lewis, 2. JeanGuy Ouimet, Bruno Carrière, Lina Arcand, Claude Robinson. Bridge results; 1. Jack Paavila, Hugh Wilson, 2. Lorna, Homer Grant, 3. Helene Leduc, Monique Lefebvre. E/ W 1. Bruno, Thérèse Carrière, 2. Gracia Séguin, Joan Lapointe, 3. Estelle Brazeau, Sandra Lawson. Fraternité euchre January 12; Jean-Lucien Larocque, Claude Robinson, Robert Paquette, Jean- Guy Carrière, Isobel MacLennan, Gisèle Quenneville, Gracia Séguin, Jeannine Deschamps. The door prize went to Claude Sauvé, Rolland Paquette, Claude Robinson, Jean-Lucien Larocque. The 50/55- 5 winners were Margo MacRae ( three times), Lina Arcand, Lorraine Lanthier and Agathe Charbonneau. Our next card party is Jan. 19; the hostess is Liliane Duval. Military whist is Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Sandbags Jan. 6; Highest square Marthe Chenier 1310, Denise Chevrier 1290, Marcel Bellefeuille 1200, Marcel Lefebvre 1050, highest game Monique Gagnon 4590, Marthe Chenier 4390, Denis Avon 4040, Marcel Alain 4000. Highest game Monique Gagnon 8210, Marthe Chenier 7750, Denis Avon 7930 and Marcel Alain 7090.
Dinner and dance
Jan. 28, there will be the OldFashioned Dinner and Dance at the Sacred Heart Hall, 225 Main St., Alexandria. Profits will go towards Daughters of Isabella, La Soupière and the Knights of Columbus. Music with Roger Hamelin, MacMaster and Flipsen Dancers. For information and reservations contact Gerald, 613-525-1310, Hilda, 613525-1897, and Lise, 613-525-1007.
Polar bear dip
Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 5th Annual North Glengarry Polar Bear Dip Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Island Park. For more info contact Rodney at 613-525-2666 or 613-936-6213. All participants will receive a souvenir.
Daughters of Isabella
Post Office employee, 45, was released Monday morning from a Cornwall hospital after suffering a mild attack of angina Thursday.
At the Glengarry Sports Palace Saturday, Claudine Nadeau passed her tests in the Rocker Fox Trot and Junior Silver Dance categories, while Chantal Ravary passed the Junior Silver Freestyle test. Blair Fraser skated at Cornwall Sunday and passed his Senior Silver Freestyle test.
20 YEARS AGO Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997
The ownership of one of Glengarry’s landmarks is expected to be transferred from the RRCA to the Martintown Mill Preservation Society Corporation. The RRCA has been without funding to maintain the mill for close to a year due to provincial cutbacks.
More Charlottenburgh residents are rallying behind “South Glengarry” for the name of the new entity to be created once their township amalgamates with Lancaster township and Lancaster village.
The Village of Lancaster will be responsible for its own water and sewage works following another round of changes announced by the provincial government. The change is not expected to affect rate payers in Lancaster at all.
10 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 17, 2007
North Glengarry is no longer the lone wolf in the region opposed to Sunday gun hunting. Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 8 meeting to petition the Ministry of Natural Resources to bring Sunday hunting to the township starting in the fall of 2007.
The Cornwall stage of the four-club Parnell Trophy competition saw the hardware claimed by a senior men’s rink from Lancaster.
Skipped by Tony Wettering, the team included Third Ralph Gordon, Second Paul Proulx, and Lead Herb Yellenik.
The grand opening of the new rink and recreation centre at Paul Rozon Memorial Park in Williamstown on Saturday attracted many community members and dignitaries.
Presiding over the ribbon cutting ceremony were: Bryan Ward, Cathy McKay, Claude Emard, Mayor Jim McDonell, Councillor Bill MacKenzie, B.J. Danaher, Councillor Ian McLeod, Deputy-Mayor John Warden, Ann Ward, Marietta Pelley, Councillor Joyce Gravelle, Jenny Lang and Friends of the Park President Tom Hughes. 1 p. m. at the Sacred Heart Parish. It is time to pay your dues. For more info contact Lise at 613-525-1007.
St. Catherine of Sienna Parish welcomed Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Sunday, Jan. 15. Archbishop commented on the fate of the local Diocese of Alexandria- Cornwall, if it would fold into the Ottawa Diocese or leave it as is and appointing a new bishop. A decision will be made sometime in 2017.
Once again we had a power failure within two weeks for 12 hours because of the sleet and high winds. This January, the weather is not the best. Hope it improves soon. And hoping we get compensation on our high hydro bills.
Sympathies to Leo and Noella Paquette on the passing of Noella’s aunt Emelda Dumoulin at age 105 in Cornwall.
Condolences also to Christianne and Manson Barton on the passing of Christianne’s uncle Normand Racicot from Hawkesbury.
Get well wishes to William Akkermans who recently had surgery.
Thought of the week: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. (Unknown)
Hi, folks, This week I'm happy to start my column on a positive note and to inform you that Club 65 lives on! The activities will resume in the New Year with William Hagen as the newlyelected President. Our thanks to Lucie Massie are in order for all...